Video lectures from Nobel Laureates in Chemistry

The Nobel Laureates are required “to give a lecture on a subject connected with the work for which the prize has been awarded”according to the Nobel Foundation statutes. The lecture should be given before, or no later than six months after, the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony, which takes place in Stockholm or, in the case of the Peace Prize, in Oslo on 10 December.

Videos of Nobel Lectures in Chemistry


For the development of a method for genome editing
Nobel Lecture by Emmanuelle Charpentier

The Chemistry of CRISPR: Editing the Code of Life
Nobel Lecture by Jennifer A. Doudna


Early cryo-electron microscopy
Nobel Lecture by John B. Goodenough

Single-Particle Reconstruction – Story in a Sample
Nobel Lecture by M. Stanley Whittingham

From Electron Crystallography to Single Particle cryoEM
Nobel Lecture by Akira Yoshino


Innovation by Evolution: Bringing New Chemistry to Life
Nobel Lecture by Francis Arnold

Phage Display: Simple Evolution in a Petri Dish
Nobel Lecture by George P. Smith

Harnessing Evolution to Make Medicines
Nobel Lecture by Sir Gregory P. Winter


Early cryo-electron microscopy
Nobel Lecture by Jacques Dubochet

Single-Particle Reconstruction – Story in a Sample
Nobel Lecture by Joachim Frank

From Electron Crystallography to Single Particle cryoEM
Nobel Lecture by Richard Henderson


From Chemical Topology to Molecular Machines
Nobel Lecture by Jean-Pierre Sauvage

Design and Synthesis of Molecular Machines based on the Mechanical Bond
Nobel Lecture by Sir J. Fraser Stoddart

The Art of Building Small, from molecular switches to motors
Nobel Lecture by Bernard L. Feringa


The Intrinsic Fragility of DNA
Nobel Lecture by Tomas Lindahl

Mechanisms in E. Coli and Human Mismatch Repair
Nobel Lecture by Paul Modrich

Mechanisms of DNA Repair by Photolyase and Excision Nuclease
Nobel Lecture by Aziz Sancar


Single Molecules, Cells, and Super-Resolution Optics
Nobel Lecture by Eric Betzig

Nanoscopy with Focused Light
Nobel Lecture by Stefan W. Hell

Single-Molecule Spectroscopy, Imaging, and Photocontrol: Foundations for Super-Resolution Microscopy
Nobel Lecture by William E. Moerner


Development of Multiscale Models for Complex Chemical Systems: From H+H2 to Biomolecules
Nobel Lecture by Martin Karplus

Birth & Future of Multi-Scale Modeling of Biological Macromolecules
Nobel Lecture by Michael Levitt

Computer Simulations of Biological Functions: From Enzymes to Molecular Machines
Nobel Lecture by Arieh Warshel


A Brief History of G-Protein Coupled Receptors
Nobel Lecture by Robert J. Lefkowitz

The Structural Basis of G-Protein Coupled Receptor Signaling
Nobel Lecture by Brian K. Kobilka


Quasi-Periodic Materials – A Paradigm Shift in Crystallography
Nobel Lecture by Dan Shechtman


Palladium Reactions for Organic Syntheses
Nobel Lecture by Richard F. Heck

Magical Power of Transition Metals: Past, Present, and Future
Nobel Lecture by Ei-ichi Negishi

Cross-coupling Reactions of Organoboranes: An Easy Way for C-C Bonding
Nobel Lecture by Akira Suzuki


Unraveling the Structure of the Ribosome
Nobel Lecture by Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

From the Structure and Function of The Ribosome to New Antibiotics
Nobel Lecture by Thomas A. Steitz

Hibernating Bears, Antibiotics and the Evolving Ribosome
Nobel Lecture by Ada E. Yonath


Discovery of Green Fluorescent Protein, GFP
Nobel Lecture by Osamu Shimomura

GFP: Lighting Up Life
Nobel Lecture by Martin Chalfie

Constructing and Exploiting the Fluorescent Protein Paintbox
Nobel Lecture by Roger Y. Tsien


Reactions at Solid Surfaces: From Atoms to Complexity
Nobel Lecture by Gerhard Ertl


The Molecular Basis of Eukaryotic Transcription
Nobel Lecture by Roger D. Kornberg


Olefin Metathesis: The Early Days
Nobel Lecture by Yves Chauvin

Olefin Metathesis Catalysts for the Preparation of Molecules and Materials
Nobel Lecture by Robert H. Grubbs

Multiple Metal-Carbon Bonds for Catalytic Metathesis Reactions
Nobel Lecture by Richard R. Schrock


Intracellular Protein Degradation: From a Vague Idea thru the Lysosome and the Ubiquitin-Proteasome System and onto Human Diseases and Drug Targeting
Nobel Lecture by Aaron Ciechanover

The Ubiquitin System for Protein Degradation and some of its Roles in the Control of the Cell Division Cycle
Nobel Lecture by Avram Hershko

Ubiquitin at Fox Chase
Nobel Lecture by Irwin Rose


Aquaporin Water Channels
Nobel Lecture by Peter Agre

Potassium Channels and the Atomic Basis of Selective Ion Conduction
Nobel Lecture by Roderick MacKinnon


Electrospray Wings for Molecular Elephants
Nobel Lecture by John B. Fenn

The Origin of Macromolecule Ionization by Laser Irradiation
Nobel Lecture by Koichi Tanaka

NMR Studies of Structure and Function of Biological Macromolecules
Nobel Lecture by Kurt Wüthrich


Asymmetric Hydrogenations
Nobel Lecture by William S. Knowles

Asymmetric Catalysis: Science and Technology
Nobel Lecture by Ryoji Noyori

The Search for New Chemical Reactivity
Nobel Lecture by K. Barry Sharpless


Semiconducting and Metallic Polymers: The Fourth Generation of Polymeric Materials
Nobel Lecture by Alan Heeger

“Synthetic Metals”: A Novel Role for Organic Polymers
Nobel Lecture by Alan G. MacDiarmid

The Discovery of Polyacetylene Film: The Dawning of an Era of Conducting Polymers
Nobel Lecture by Hideki Shirakawa


Femtochemistry: Atomic-Scale Dynamics of the Chemical Bond Using Ultrafast Lasers
Nobel Lecture by Ahmed Zewail

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